Welcome to the website of L'ASIATHÈQUE – MAISON DES LANGUES DU MONDE (world languages publishing).
Since 1973, L'Asiathèque’s goal has been to make accessible a variety of reference materials on language learning and on the various civilizations and cultures of Asia, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa.
The language manuals and dictionaries are the results of a direct collaboration with specialists, most of whom are professors at Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris (INALCO). The methodologies and dictionaries have proven effective for a demanding public of self-taught learners and university students.
The bilingual editions present both contemporary and classical literary works in their original languages, facing the translation in French. Useful for complementing language study, these publications provide unique access to remarkable but little-known texts.
Overall, the catalogue of L'Asiathèque is a fascinating journey around the world, and it calls us to discover, explore, and better understand that which Victor Segalen has called “the diverse.”